So quick background...I'm 29 years old and have PCOS, my husband is 34 (two children from previous relationships) has high count but abnormal morphology and motility. I have done 4 cycles of Clomid and trigger shots, of those 4 I had two IUI's all resulting in BFN. My RE still seems to think IUI is the way to go (which I'm fine with due to lack of insurance coverage) and that we should try injectables. That was last October and we decided to wait until the new year to start again. So I was put on Menour 175 starting CD 3, CD 9 my nurse was concerned that my cycle was going too quick and she was thinking she wanted to slow it down with Ganirelix. She wanted me to come back in to the office on CD 10 (this past Friday) to see the progress. The issue was that she wasn't going to be in the office and that another nurse from a sister office would be deciding what she be done. The US tech said I had 8 follicles, 4 of which most likely would mature. The tech was thinking that they would actually not have me do the Ganirelix but instead I would probably do my Ovidrel on Saturday and go in on Monday (CD 13) for the IUI. I asked her if she though it would get cancelled because of the number of follicles, she said no but if I had more then they probably would cancel. SO I left the office and waited for someone to call me later and let me know the plan. Well later on a nurse (who I have never seen or spoken to before) called and said that her and the Dr. (again a dr I have never seen or spoken to) look over my file and were canceling my cycle all together for this month. She said sorry but there are too many follicles and and "you are a small girl, we don't want to take a chance". I was a little confused and explained to her what my nurse had planned and she said that they have made this decision and that I needed to stop all meds, abstain from sex and that next month they will start me at lower dose. Well needless to say I'm not too happy about this, for multiple reasons. First, a nurse and a dr (who I'm sure are very knowledgable in the field) that don't know me or my medical history just decide that I need to stop. Maybe if it came from my own nurse and maybe that would have been the decision she made as well, I would have taken it better but I feel that this other nurse and dr don't know who I am and that they should have had my nurse or dr make that phone call to me. Because all weekend I've been wondering if that was the decision my own nurse/dr would have made or would i still be preparing for an IUI this coming week? Second, I understand the risk of multiples and the risk of high number of follicles but telling a woman who never ovulates on her own to abstain from sex because there is a high chance you will get pregnant really bothers me. No I don't want to risk getting pregnant with 8 babies nor would I want to be in the position of doing multi-fetal reduction but now I'm forced to either abstain until the next cycle and always wonder if this month would have worked or go against a nurses requests and waste away a month and a ton of money. So I have a few questions for everyone. First, those of you that have been on Menopur and had a cycle canceled what should I expect? Will AF be later than normal, should I expect to take the next month off, etc? Second, those of you that have been told to abstain from sex because of the number of follicles you have, did you? If not, did you get your BFP? Thank you!!
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